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Learning About Metamorphosis with Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of metamorphosis activities with text: Metamorphosis Activities for Preschoolers

This week's topic from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) was Metamorphosis.

preschoolers sitting at table playing Pollinator Bingo game

The butterfly life cycle is an amazing thing. What starts as an egg becomes a caterpillar and then eventually undergoes metamorphosis changing from a chrysalis to a butterfly.


We did quite a few activities related to metamorphosis and the butterfly life cycle.

preschooler looking at pollinator game cards with teacher

Our STEAM stations for the week included making a chrysalis from a variety of materials, building caterpillars using pipe cleaners and beads, and so much more.


Each day this week, we focused on one aspect of the butterfly life cycle. On Monday, we learned about eggs and did lots of egg-themed math and literacy activities.

group of preschoolers playing Pollinator Bingo game together

On Tuesday, We learned about caterpillars, which meant building caterpillars in a number of different ways. We used cornstarch noodles, attribute blocks, and even beads.


Our topic on Wednesday was Chrysalis and we drew the butterfly life cycle.

preschool classroom cup of caterpillars with sign

And finally, on Thursday, we learned all about butterflies and made a fun life cycle craft as well as practiced symmetry with our attribute blocks.

caterpillars hanging from lid of cup

We've also been experiencing the beauty of metamorphosis in real life as we observe our caterpillars slowly turning into butterflies.


The preschoolers have loved checking in on our caterpillars each day.

caterpillars crawling to top of cup

Don't forget to stop back next week to see what we're up to as we get started with our Bubbles, Boats, & Floats theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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